Question: What is the difference between RCA and component cables?

Composite RCA cables feature one yellow connector for video, and red and white connectors for audio. Component cables use the red and white audio connectors, but they divide the video into three components: one for luma (brightness) and two for color information.

Can I use component cables for RCA?

The bottom line is that if you dont have an old-school red, yellow and white cable lying around, you can use a red, green and blue component cable to do the same job. As long as each cable goes to the matching RCA connection at each end, you should get your audio and video signals just fine.

Can you use video RCA cables for audio?

A good example of this is the RCA cable. The RCA cable is typically composed of 3 cables that would carry 1 for video and 2 for audio (left and right channels). It is a very recent standard that is capable of carrying HD quality video as well as multiple channels of high fidelity audio.

Can I plug component into composite?

Composite and Component Video Input Sharing In this setup, component video cables connect normally. However, with this type of shared configuration, you cant plug in both a composite and component video signal source (with associated analog stereo audio) to the TV at the same time.

What does each RCA color mean?

They are often color-coded, yellow for composite video, red for the right audio channel, and white or black for the left channel of stereo audio. This trio (or pair) of jacks can often be found on the back of audio and video equipment.

Can you use RGB cable for audio?

Yes, it will work, I have done this many times to re-purpose cables installed in home theater and commercial AV. The RGB cables for component video (RGB) and composite video (yellow) are just 75 ohm impedance coaxial cables with RCA ends, same type typically used in red and white for stereo audio.

Can I use video RCA for audio?

Okay, to answer your question correctly: YES. You absolutely may use video cables (75ohm coax) as an analog audio interconnect. And in fact it is actually a good choice. As HiFiGuy528 points out, you can also use a video coax as a digital audio interconnect (which requires 75ohm coax).

Can you put AV cables into component?

For most televisions If you have more than one set of component inputs, its the first set that generally works with standard AV cables. Look for a set that has a green input with yellow around it, or the word video just above or below it. Plug the yellow end of the Wii A/V cable into this green Y input.

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